Amid the plenty time of pest rest and ruin, the people broke off table legs and danced around penniless in their last ever kitchen to the music of Santa Sprees.

The Anglo-Japanese band Santa Sprees have been advancing the art of unpopular song since the year dot making questionable progress from the low-skilled, no-fidelity, no wave and bedroom hollers of their earliest cassettes to the largely futile primitive avant-bubblegum and microtonal doo-wop of today. They have released nine collections to date on a trail of defunct labels and media.